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that look like you part. there are a lot of people that said that independents would be the key. romney did not win the election in ohio. let's go to florida because that's where we saw the latino vote grow but not just cuban-americans which everybody talks about when they talk about florida. not just puerto rico-americans who were supporting barack obama but even venezuela, i mean, they targeted that precisely. >> right. the obama campaign is more -- but the gains in florida had been a republican strong hold for decades. he got 35% of the cuban-american vote. that was considered a pretty good number. some polls showed him at 50%. you mentioned the puerto rican community. that community is growing by leaps and bounds. that's the fastest growing group in florida. they have supported republicans. they campaigned for jeb bush. they came out for former president george bush. they came out in droves for barack obama. so he just -- he just crushed it in those community. gwen: where was the miscalculation, dan? say in ohio? >> the underestimation or the failure to deal with the auto bail out. if t
. people knew. >> part of what they did to romney in ohio as it was explained to me by an obama person, they basically made mitt romney into the embodiment of everything that went bad in the economy. he was an outsourcer. he was from an esoteric business world and people suffered as a result. that was the bane stuff. and the people who were hurting saw him as kind of the representation of that. and talking to romney folks in the state of ohio. they said that two things were a problem that he was getting beat up on this and also on the idea that he would raise taxes on the middle-class and he had no response. and that was because the romney campaign didn't have money. it was a strategic choice. they didn't respond to attacks on romney on the question of abortion. with women voters the obama campaign found that that was effective. in terms of -- and i saw this in lots and lots of interviews, women who were ready to go to obama, in the end they couldn't do it and they went back to obama. >> that goes back to the fundamental miss calculation by the romney campaign which is with women, with
. it forced that crowd to applaud mitt romney. that's part of the process. you have to knit everybody back together. we're going to stay on process and specifically on the process of how we got here, in other words, through voting. how do we keep voter suppression and jerry man derg on the agenda even after the win. ♪ >>> as we look ahead to the beginning of a continuing administration for president barack obama, we have a reminder of why a president's legacy looms so much larger than a four or eight-year term. yesterday the supreme court announced that the voting rights act and specifically section 5 of the act is in its cross hairs. section 5 required mostly southern states with the history of disenfranchised voters to get federal preclearance before they can make any changes in their voting laws. that's anything from redrawing congressional districts to moving polling locations. this year's election section 5 was the shield that the justice department used to defend democracy against voter suppression in southern states that tried to implement new laws. now it's up for discussion. so
, and explains maybe in part ohio why romney didn't get the same number of votes, 2 million votes, 2 1/2 million votes lower than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they heard you say that, they would say get over it, grow up, this is politics, republicans got a, you know, put on their boxing gloves and get over it. >> oh, yeah. >> paul: so what? you know. >> i won, you know, suck it up. >> i agree. this is the new benchmark the way you win a presidential campaign. no question about it, it's too bad, but that's the way it is. i want to
. >> let's talk about romney in pennsylvania. i'm from up there in the philly part. i wonder when he got 30,000 people. i said maybe he knows something we don't know. >> the last few weeks on the romney campaign felt like something was happening. >> but he was going for a bigger majority. >> and the crowds were big. they were more enthusiastic than they had ever been before. >> what were you saying when you saw it in your reporting? >> that we don't know how broad based that is. it turned out that it wasn't as broad based. >> so big crowds where people like romney in terms of background and it wasn't translating out into the country. >> right. and there was a different feel between romney crowds and obama crowds. obama crowds were nervous. they had a pit in their stomach. they didn't know how it was going to turn out. >> i went up to the thing before the election. hard to believe it was this week. monday night in pennsylvania, there was bill clinton with a crowd of people your age. they were all in their early 20s, packed. 10,000 students. i said i haven't seen this enthusiasm. is that goin
so if you're going to entify yourself as a libertarian, a part of the republican movement, this did romney in, i think, is the fact there's a social agenda that scares most americans, and that is anti-gay, anti-women's rights, anti-immigration. look, that's not the future. i think that we are absolutely, socially accepting of others' behavior as long as others' behavior doesn't do harm to us, and, yet, this remains centrist within republicans. i'm dheartened by the fact there's so many peole who identify themselves as libertarians, but they don't vote that way. john: i didn't think romney was anti-woman, but we're out of time. thank you, all. coming up, i'll explain how to fix government, but one clue, we should fix it the way we fix a cat. [applause] - hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you have any of these signs, please
cruz. he didn't win the latino vote buddy got 35% and that's a lot better than that romney did with latino votes and part of that is in 2010 susanna martinez got 30% and that was the magic number that josÉ fuentes mentioned in part of it is they're they are making a more authentic effort so i think it's very important to talk about the candidates. >> before we go to the audience, real quick just yes or no, what would be your bet on the odds of a latino candidate on either party's ticket in 2016? >> good for. >> for both? >> from a republican side. >> i think republican side is probably better. >> do we have one more over there somewhere? over there, in the back. >> it is a typical for candidates to pivot toward the center after their respective primaries. can you distinguish a difference between the beginning and the creativity that mitt romney used in terms of i didn't say was going to raise your taxes and i didn't say let detroit go bankrupt and i didn't say i am pro-abortion. is that you need to this particular campaign or do you see candidates in the future being that crea
rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
, a sluggish economy, and powerful pro romney superpacs. now comes the hard part for the president, getting past what some call that second term curse. joined by "washington post" editor, pulitzer prize winner david marinis. good afternoon to you, sir. >> great to be with you, craig. >> you write in some detail about precisely how the president spent election day and election night. we know he played basketball. we just heard a few moments ago from one of the guys he played with. >> that's right. >> how confident was the president when the tallies started to come in? >> well, he was very confident in his staff, was remarkable. and they were telling him that everything was solid. so there is always a minor, you know, fear in the back of your head. but he knew he was going to win. >> one of the criticisms of the president's campaign at least was that it lacked details of his goals and how he planned to achieve them. did the voters wednesday morning actually come away knowing the president's agenda for a second term, the you think? >> well, he described three major things that he wants to do.
, it was only 18%, and 42% of union households voted for mitt romney. i see them becoming a smaller part of the democratic coalition. the latino vote is a bigger part, and i think there is intention. nonwhite voters say my kids are going to terrible schools, and something needs to be done. there will be a conflict between folks who have an interest in the status quo and those that say we need resources allocated in a way that is benefiting students in the classroom. the white house and democrats will have to deal with that. >> k-12 had a lot of play in the first term, and now it is higher education. funding will dominate the beginning of the new congress. there is a shortfall in the pell grants. student loans are going to double later this summer. we talked about latinos being part of the coalition. youth voters were a huge part. if half had stayed home or voted for mitt romney in the swing states, he would be the president. i think higher education will take priority. i think they want to keep weight for planes and not discuss reauthorization because they did not -- waiver plans, and no
was expecting that? of course not. 16 trillion dollars in debt. 7.9% unemployment, i'm sure he wanted no part of that [bleep] pie. in fact, i'm even more sure that obama was looking forward to watching president romney having to choke it down for him. >> jon: you're telling me obama was planning to lose to romney. >> i don't know about planning to lose but he was sure as hell trying to, two words, jon, first debate. two more, in denver. they provide some contest to the first two words. >> jon: you are saying obama took a dive. >> of course he took a dive, of course he did. >> jon: in denver he took a dive you're saying he took a dive. >> exactly we said it four times together. the point is obama is a smart man, jon. and a notoriously brilliant speaker. you don't seriously think that spending a couple of hours sleeply looking at his hands was the best codo. you know that piece of paper he kept looking down at during the debate, all it said was just keep blowing this, keep blowing it. >> jon: but why, why would he do that? when -- >> fiscal cliff, jon, on december 31st if congress can't comprom
things on the table and revenue shercertainly should be part of the deal. >> some people are blaming you for mitt romney's failure, and i'll explain to you why. >> i wish i had such power here that i could be blamed for these things. >> allow me to elaborate. what they're saying is if he hadn't been pushed into fairly right wing quite extreme positions in his battle against the likes of you early this year for the public nominee race, then he wouldn't have gotten himself in this unholy mess of being branded against women, against gay rights, against all the other social issue hot button topics that you know about. do you plead guilty? >> no, i don't. mitt romney, from what i understand, had the positions that he articulated in this election cycle. he had the same positions four years ago. so the idea that i somehow forced him to change his opinion on anything, i'm not aware of any position that mitt romney took that was changed as a result of the republican primary. what mitt romney, in my opinion, didn't do was go out and vigorously defend the beliefs that he said he espoused. and when
voter suppression is the reason mitt romney lost. really? there was also a satirical blog post, a piece of comedy, written about military votes not being counted. and that got parts of the right very excited today that that was the reason that mitt romney lost. until they realized that that blog post was satire. the republican effort so far to diagnose what went wrong on tuesday, why mitt romney lost, that effort has not gone very well. take conservative columnists. in the "washington post" today, he took a stab at diagnosing what ails the republicans now. specifically, he assessed why the republican party has an issue with women voters. this was his assessment, quote, the problem here for republicans is not policy, but delicacy. speaking about culturally sensitive and philosophically complex issues with reflection and prudence. republicans don't have a policy problem when it comes to women's issues. in other words, they just speak about their policy preferences on women's issues with insufficient delicacy. women don't mind that this is how republicans are governing with respect to wome
and they beat romney very badly on that. >> romney in all the polls, including the one last night, didn't buy his act. >> right. >> and called for lower tax rates which didn't win the day for him. >> and the other part which is important, he said i'm not wedded to any detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. that is really important because both sides have to give up things they care about. >> i heard an entirely different speech than we all did had romney won, and he could have won, a couple weeks ago, looked like he was headed that direction. he said he wanted the tax money from the rich because he wanted to do things. not to screw them, but to do something. he actually came out and said i want to do things. rebuild the highways. we've got to catch up the chinese in education. catch up to the west in the world. >> i think the election we just had had in some ways is one of the most ideological election that's we've had in modern times. the president as you look at a way to come together communally to invest in education, infrastructure, to move the country today. the romney view which is
, "this would look good, to allow a protest." there's parts that say, "we can't tolerate this. we're going to arrest people." >> did it strike you during the campaign, jim, that neither romney nor obama mentioned human rights in china? >> they didn't, which is part of the -- nobody mentioned climate change, they didn't mention the supreme court. there's all sorts of things. you could write 20 books on things that didn't come up in the campaign. on obama's side, in a way, he didn't need to because his policy, the chinese know his policy is as it has been for the u.s., we want to work with china, but there's things we're not going to give up. we're going to, the president will meet the dalai lama, even though you hate that. we will send arms to -- sell arms to taiwan, even though you view that as casus belli, et cetera. so i think obama could say, "okay, i've had four years of a balanced approach." romney, his currency -- bluster was sort of proxy for saying, you know, he would be blustery in all ways. >> tough on china currency manipulation. first day in office, he would accuse them of -- b
chamber and liberal blogs and liberal tweets or whatever -- yes, that's the part that's ancillary. but the larger problem here -- david, i've done this for 35 years. romney never overcame that onslaught, that onslaught in the spring. >> when hugh grant got in chernobyl with that prostitution scandal a decade ago, he made a joke on one of the evening chat shows about the people he paid that lied to him. let's not mistake the people that lied to him. this is a big defeat, and it's not just the mechanics of voter turnout, and this was bad. why were they bad? >> that's a legitimate question. was dallas -- >> it's a party that has cut a connection to reality, and the assistance that the turnout vote was good when it was bad, that's just one of the problems. who was it that -- >> i have to go to a commercial. >> that was also a disaster, yet truth was never told. >> david, i want to have you back on, mary matalin as well. i appreciate it. more news tonight. we'll be right back. >>> 11 days ago at the height of the storm, two little boys drowned here on staten island. today they were lai
are part of the party. one of the things romney did, we talked a lot about the illegal immigration stuff. romney ran a lot of ads about talking about how the economy is hurting latinos. it's not like he was -- he was trying to run the sort of broader message about, here, we're all suffering from this economy together. the thing i want to say is to conservatives who are reading this. >> they're authors of a book called emerging democratic majority which predicts the democratic changes we're seeing. >> it's a great book. political activists say there are no permanent majorities in politics. it's too competitive. republicans will figure it out. i hope they'll figure it out sooner rather than later. >> lorella, on this immigration issue, i'm actually weirdly in the camp of -- well, first, what do you think about the role immigration would play in changing these political dynamics if, let's say, there was a comprehensive reform bill hammered out in this congress, republican congress, democratic president. what would do do to latinos. >> i think latinos overall are very conservative. they're c
. he got 50% of the vote. romney took 49.1% of the vote. clearly, florida remains a battleground state. the question is, why did this take so long? part of the fact is that early voting was cut back by the republican governor rick scott. if you take a look at the newspaper here, this is the tampa bay times headlines. it says, no apology from scott. he went on to say, what i'm trying to do is improve the way government works. i believe in efficiency. i believe every vote has to count. i want to have a good process that people feel good about. well, the people are not feeling good because in many cases they felt that the governor made the decision to push back the number of days from 14 to 8, meaning that there were fewer days for early voting, meaning that people couldn't get to the polls ahead of the official election day and so it backed them all up on actual election day. some people were still in line at midnight. the secretary of state here in florida said that they are attempting to work to improve this system. here's what he told cnn. >> i can say that it was a learning experienc
it for president obama? the minority vote, the youth vote and in part the women's vote. >> the reality is the younger voters, identify with the president. they like his positions. they like the democratic party's position. romney had 59% of the white vote. obama dominated everywhere else. >> when you look at a state like florida, we know that we signed up 137,000 new people to vote. and we also know that the president only won by about 50 thousand votes. and those folks we signed up to vote were black and brown primarily. >> reporter: studies show the hispanic vote agree between 43% from 2000 to 2010. the numbers can't be ignored. republicans acknowledging they need to reach out to latino and african-americans. >> i think that republicans certainly have to address that one way or another. i had dinner with archer davis not long ago who outlined what he thought and his points were very significant. in terms of what blacks and hispanics believe what they want and candidate and so on. i think if republicans don't start listening to that, it's going to be a long time before they wiven. >>
talking about romney's momentum. he got back in the race. he got stuck at a point where he could not go any further. >> let's go to this part of the room. let's go here. >> u.s. news and world report. it seems the coalition was unable biunique elements of this election. he have the bain background. how will they try to recreate the coalition? >> great question. a year ago, i would have said -- he ran poorly among blue collar and older whites. even with paul ryan on the ticket, a 60% of seniors voted for romney. in the long run, i think those red states are problematic for democrats. look at north carolina. in north carolina or virginia, obama's numbers among blue- collar whites are unbelievably low. they are in the high-20's or 30's. in the long run, i do think there is this pattern. the sun belt will be more important than the west about. they do have the incredible ability to hang on to -- the shift will be to states that have the same social forces of rising diversity and rising education levels. >> we have a slight disagreement. obama did well among these groups in 2008. democrats d
not responded to the claims. barack obama and mitt romney dominated the headlines on election night, but a number of ballot initiatives also caught our eye. it would require condoms in adult videos. here is the part that we can show you. >> despite such lobbying, the ballot initiative passed anyway, and it means condom use will be mandatory for adult films in los angeles county. a spokesman for aids foundation had this to say, he said i believe what the adult film industry really has now is a marketing challenge, not a legal problem, getting viewers and consumers to adjust to the new normal. james dean and jessica drake are the two actors that appear in the adult video film. and are here now. first of all, this was presented as a workplace safety issue, this whole issue of measure b. let me start with you first, james. how do you see it, do you see it as a workplace safety issue? >> not at all. i feel workplace safety would qualify when you talk about needing to have cables be laid down properly, needing to have an actual legislated e e testing which we have. adding latex does not i
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